ABIA Online

Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology

The ABIA ( Index on South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology) online bibliography helps scholars and students trace publications on the art and architecture, archaeology, inscriptions, coins and crafts of South and Southeast Asia. Its coverage includes the shared cultural heritage of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. It also brings out the bonds between South and Southeast Asia in societal traditions and ceremonies, as evident in inscriptions, trade and craft specializations, right from the prehistoric past up to the present. ABIA’s geographic and topical reach is wide. Its coverage ranges from excavations at the early cities of the Indus Valley in Pakistan to the sculptural richness of Angkor’s temples in Cambodia; from Buddhist manuscript art in Nepal and Tibet to contemporary painting in Bali; from textiles woven for early kings of Thailand to present day fashion in the booming cities of India. Timewise, ABIA’s coverage spans from the time when human activity becomes archaeologically manifest, to modern times. Specialist bibliographers have compiled some 55,000 records since 1928. Many of these carry annotations that concisely explain their contents. All records come with field-specific keywords. Recent records often offer direct links through DOI or http addresses to the articles. The ABIA Online is updated on a quarterly basis to keep up with new academic publications. The database is a long-term recipient of support by the Jan Gonda Fonds of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Edited by William Gross, Orly Tzion and Falk Wiesemann

Catalog of Catalogs provides a comprehensive index of nearly 2,300 publications documenting the exhibition of Judaica over the past 140 years. This vast corpus of material, ranging from simple leaflets to scholarly catalogs, contains textual and visual material as yet unmined for the study of Jewish art, religion, culture and history.

Through highly-detailed, fully-indexed catalog entries, William Gross, Orly Tzion and Falk Wiesemann elucidate some 2,000 subjects, geographical locations and Judaica objects (ceremonial objects, illuminated manuscripts, printed books, synagogues, cemeteries et al.) addressed in these catalogs. Descriptions of the catalog's bibliographic components, contributors, exhibition history, and contents, all accessible through the volume's five indices, render this volume an unparalleled new resource for the study of Jewish Art, culture and history.
Frits Lugt's Répertoire is one of the most widely consulted art historical reference works and lists more than 100,000 art sales catalogues of the period 1600 to 1925 from libraries in Europe and the USA.
The impressive four-volume work Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques intéressant l’art ou la curiosité ("Repertory of Catalogues of Public Sale concerned with Art or Objets d'art") by Frits Lugt (1884–1970) contains bibliographic descriptions of auction catalogues. The catalogues are arranged in strict chronological order and provide meticulous details of auctions, as well as recording annotations written in the catalogues. Lugt also indicates the library where the catalogue may be consulted.
This online edition of Lugt's Répertoire covering the period 1600-1900, increases the value of the rare original work as it provides a multitude of search options. Many recently discovered catalogues have been added and corrections to the original work have been made. The database can be consulted both in French and in English.
The online edition of Lugt’s work for the period 1600-1900 is a separate database but at the same time the “entrance gate” to Brill's publication Arts Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO).
Product information Lugt’s Répertoire Online • Covers Volumes 1-3 (1600-1900) • Almost 60.000 records • With reference to the microfiches in "Art Sales Catalogues on microfiche". Includes the possibility to order single art sales catalogues on microfiche via the website. • Many search options, a.o.: Lugt number, Date of Sales, Place of Sales, Provenance, Auction House, Content, Copies • Includes a libraries database which facilitates a search of libraries with holdings of art sales catalogues • Regularly updated with records of catalogues not described in Lugt’s Répertoire
NEW 10.000 new records for the period 1600-1900 will be added to Lugt Online in 4 years starting in February 2013. In his Répertoire vols 1-3 (1600-1900), Frits Lugt described almost 60.000 auction catalogues. Jaap Harskamp, former curator at the British Library, discovered in the British Library more than 10.000 catalogues from this period not listed in Lugt’s Répertoire. For Brill’s online edition of Lugt’s Répertoire Jaap Harskamp will create records for all these catalogues. Brill will add these records to Lugt’s Répertoire Online in batches spread over 4 years. The first batch was added to Lugt Online in February 2013.